A commemorative postage stamp on the Death Anniversary of Dr. Zakir Husain, President of India (1967-1969) :
Issued by India
Issued on May 3, 1998
Issued for : The Department of Posts is privileged to issue this special commemorative stamp on the occasion of his death anniversary.
Stamp & FDC : Based on Photograph supplied by President’s Secretariat.
Cancellation : Smt. Alka Sharma
Type : Stamp, Mint Condition
Colour : Single Colour
Denomination : 200 Paise
Overall size : 3.91 x 2.90 cms.
Printing size : 3.55 x 2.54 cms.
Perforation : 13 x 13
Paper : Imported un w/m Adhesive Gravure Coated Stamp Paper in reels 47 cms. width
Stamps Printed : 0.4 Million
Number per issue sheet : 35
Printing Process : Photogravure
Printer : India Security Press, Nashik
Name : Zakir Husain
Born on Feb 8, 1897 at Hyderabad, Hyderabad State, British India [now in Telangana, India]
Died on May 3, 1969 at New Delhi, India
- Election to the office of the Vice–President of India came in 1962. He was chosen from among many distinguished public men as the most suitable successor to Dr. S. Radhakrishnan, who had served as Vice-President and was elected President that year.
- On 9th May 1967, he was elected as the Head of the State and was formally sworn in as the third President of the Indian Republic four days later. He held the highest office of the country with exemplary grace and dignity till his sudden death on 3rd May 1969.
- Dr. Zakir Husain was awarded Padma Vibhushan in 1954. In 1963 he was awarded the highest honours of the land, the ‘Bharat Ratna’ for his great service to the nation.
- Throughout life he displayed a keen interest in literary and academic work. As early as 1920 he translated Plato‘s ‘Republic‘ and Cannon‘s ‘Elementary Political Economy‘ into Urdu soon after joining Jamia Millia. He also translated Friedrich List‘s ‘Nationaloekonomie‘. His Convocation Addresses have been collected and published under the title ‘The Dynamic University‘. He loved to write for children and his stories are masterpieces of style.
- Text : Based on material received from the President’s Secretariat.